January 16, 2018


MTI sets up new smart office at Spence Towers

MTI Consulting, Sri Lanka’s leading strategy consultancy with an international footprint, has moved into its new smart office at the Aitken Spence Towers on Vauxall Street.

Opening the new office, MTI Consulting CEO Hilmy Cader opined that: “For a business that is knowledge and intelligence enabled, the physical and psychological work environment is a major determinant of employee engagement and therefore work quality. It also"...

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January 15, 2018


Global Telephony Insurance Market To Hit $20.5 billion

With the increasing prevalence of expensive household goods, car, and consumer electronics, insurance have become an inescapable and often necessary cost in modern life. Mobile phones and smartphones, in particular, are no exception to this trend.

A report has it that most major mobile operators, insurance specialists, retailers and even banks now offer insurance plans that cover theft, loss, malfunctions and damage to mobile phones. Many policies"...

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January 14, 2018


MTN and Ericsson conduct first African 5G trials

MTN and Ericsson have joined forces in South Africa to showcase the first 5G testing on the African continent, according to a company statement. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies in recent weeks.

The 5G trial achieved a throughput of more than 20Gbps with less than 5ms latency, which is the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa. The 5G trial is based on 5G prototype radios"...

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January 13, 2018


Niger receives $ 43 million from the African Development Bank in budgetary support

Niger has received$ 43 million from the African Development Bank to support its budget.

Approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank, the aid granted to Niger, a country whose economy has been weakened by the sharp fall in uranium its main product. Export, consists of a $ 23 million grant from the Transition Support Facility (TAF) and another $ 20 million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF).


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January 10, 2018


Turk Telekom and P.I. Works Recognized for Excellence at Global Telecom Awards with C-SON Powered Managed Services

(AETOS Wire)-- Now in its 5th year, the 2017 Global Telecoms Awards were hosted in London on November 2, 2017 with the attendance of industry’s most influential companies. In this prominent event P.I. Works and Turk Telekom won the “Honorable Mention Award” in the “Managed Services Innovation of the Year” category with the revolutionary “Centralized SON Powered Managed Services” project. The project scope includes the planning, management and"...

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January 8, 2018


Globecast Extends Partnership with SES for Distribution Services to Orange Romania

(AETOS Wire) -- Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has extended its partnership with SES for the premium TV distribution services it provides to Orange Romania using SES’s satellite capacity.

Under the multi-year extension announced by SES, Globecast will lease several transponders on ASTRA 5B at 31.5 degrees East to serve Orange Romania, which uses the capacity to broadcast 112 channels,"...

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January 7, 2018


GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers for 2018 Mobile World Congress

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA today announced nearly a dozen new keynote speakers for the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018, as well as updates on exhibitors, sponsors, partners and programmes. Mobile World Congress will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet.

“We have an amazing show lined"...

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January 3, 2018


9mobile sale deadline extended to January 16

The conclusion of the sale process of 9mobile has been postponed till January 16, 2018, by both the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission.

The extension of the deadline was approved by the authorities following a letter written by the board of directors of 9mobile, asking for the extension, according to a report by the Cable.

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January 2, 2018


Nigeria: Analysts seek FDI consideration in 9Mobile sales

Ahead of the sale of 9Mobile, some analysts in the telecommunications sector are of the view that the broader interests of the telecom sector and the larger economy may be best served in its ongoing sale if a fresh telecom player with the demonstrated ability to source offshore capital is selected.

Of course such a player, according to them, must also possess demonstrable technical competence.


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January 2, 2018


Algerian Space Agency launches telecoms satellite

The Algerian Space Agency has launched a telecoms satellite into space in cooperation with China.

This follows the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) aboard a Long March 3B rocket, according to ITWebAfrica.

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